on 12 February 2003
In today's mainstream / pop-star / nu-metal dominated world, Mike Amott stands out as a savior to all of us fans of music with substance. Without wanting to appear generous on the superlatives, Amott is a veritable beacon, sheding light on what "real" rock should be like. To put it simply, the man rocks.
On Fire isn't just about one man though. Powerful lyrics, strong riffs, incredible solos and refreshingly old-school vocals - in fact just what we've come to expect from the Beggars. Right from the outset, you just "know" that this is special (and boy does that not happen enough these days).
The solo on Look Back easily ranks among the top 3 I've heard in the last decade or so; Tall Tales is one of those spngs you can just have on repeat all day - and that's only 2 songs out of 11! Trust me - this is money well spent.
on 7 November 2002
I am a big fan of Arch Enemy and just about everything else that has come from Mike Amott. I new he had a stoner band but have never heard any thing by Spiriual Beggars.
The voice, the music, reminds me of Rainbow come Deep Purple, which is more than good as I am not really enjoying this so called new metal.
From the opening track to the extra track there is no letting go of the great riffs and outstanding vocals that make this such a good record. Besides Wages of Sin this is my favourite purchase this year. If you like intelligent riffing, soloing that you can actually hear, 70's style keyboards and a voice with incredible range, also if you are 30 + you should enjoy this, I love it. Check out ' Tall tales ' .
I will be buying more from this band.
on 1 April 2013
Are you Spiritual?
Are you a Beggar?
Are you on Fire?
Then this is for you. These Retro Hard Rockers are, well, they're on Fire. They're doing nothing new, but they're doing old things very well.
BUY, BUY I SAY, BUY BEFORE THE CD MELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can pick this up for 70p (plus p&p) on the 'Zon at the mo. What have you got to lose? Your new 22nd favourite band is waiting for you.